If you pop on any social channel, everyone seems to be asking: “What is the best podcast?" It’s not about the best new book anymore in this digital age. There’s always Audible, of course, but podcasts have their finger on the pulse.
Most of the time things go well when dealing with digital and tech providers, but when things go bad - they can go really bad! So how do you avoid getting into a messy situation? One recent high-profile situation might hold some pointers.
One of my contacts in the health sector told me a couple of years ago that when COVID first hit NZ shores, they were overwhelmed with enquiries. As Maslow said, "If all you have is a hammer you tend to see everything as a nail."
We're kicking off Team Spotlights, where every month we'll profile a member of the CIO Studio team. We will chat about what digital means to them and also ask a few more personal questions to understand the people behind CIO Studio. This month it's Angela Whittle.
We recently wrote an article about helping teams accept change, with some core advice on bringing people along with change projects. This week I thought I’d dive into this again with some thoughts on how we at CIO Studio help organisations bring their staff along on the journey.
The charity dollar is a fragile resource. Most of us will prioritise our basic living needs over charitable donations, and in tough times charitable giving is all too often treated as a discretionary item. Recently, I experienced something which I found interesting.
All kinds of businesses are feeling the difficulty of getting good staff, from the painting firm to the orchardists in Tasman District. In the IT industry, however, the shortage of skilled staff has been such a long-term problem.
We often get asked for recommendations for software products in a wide range of industries, and usually, this takes the form of “what’s the best product for xxx”. From a customer perspective, this is a perfectly reasonable question, but it does present some difficulties that are worth exploring.